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INJUNCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does injunction mean? 

INJUNCTION (noun)
  The noun INJUNCTION has 2 senses:

1. a formal command or admonition
2. (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity

  Familiarity information: INJUNCTION used as a noun is rare.


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INJUNCTION (noun)


Sense 1injunction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal command or admonition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("injunction" is a kind of...):

bid; bidding; command; dictation (an authoritative direction or instruction to do something)


Sense 2injunction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cease and desist order; enjoining; enjoinment; injunction

Context example:

injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order

Hypernyms ("injunction" is a kind of...):

ban; prohibition; proscription (a decree that prohibits something)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "injunction"):

mandatory injunction (injunction requiring the performance of some specific act)

final injunction; permanent injunction (injunction issued on completion of a trial)

interlocutory injunction; temporary injunction (injunction issued during a trial to maintain the status quo or preserve the subject matter of the litigation until the trial is over)


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